Of all the things one can catch, I can think of many that are better than what I caught this week. I mean catching fireflies is fun, so is catching the right mate. Catching your plane on time can take you away to places exotic, warm and beautiful.
Catching the flu? Not so great.
Despite my best efforts at avoidance, like getting vaccinated, eating well, being clean and washing my hands all of the time, I have contracted influenza. Everything hurts, including my hair follicles and I have a persistent fever that despite taking ibuprofen in prescription strength, hasn't budged from 101 degrees. I am the third person in my home who has been brought low by the flu, even though we all had our vaccines. I'm sure we're dealing with a strain that wasn't in the shot. We were each one miserable.
This all started Thursday and it's not too late for me to get Tamiflu...if I could only stand upright long enough to get up, get dressed, go to urgent care and let someone stick a swab down my nose. Dying sounds preferable to all of that.
What a miserable little virus!